So many times I've seen some really smart kids become mediocre students once getting into regularly smoking cannabis. They go home and smoke a joint rather than do their homework, they lose their chance to go to NYU or Duke and opt for an easy ride at a community college. I'm not saying this happens to the majority, but it happens to MANY MANY individuals. Admit it, you know SOMEONE like this.
Stereotypes exist for a reason, guys. They're not invented, they're genuine generalizations (like black people tending to be poor, it's silly to argue against this!) The stereotypical stoner is mostly apathetic, only riling himself up for causes like the environment and civil liberties- but then doing nothing about it! Go out and protest? Come up with effective arguments? NOPE, take a hit, watch TV, and momentarily escape from reality.
Marijuana users GENERALLY prefer to ignore reality through their hallucinogenic little herb. They content themselves and choose to ignore real political events because those don't have an immediate effect on their happiness.
I prefer reality and knowing that my insights are genuine and that my successes weren't aided by some plant.
Everyone's doing it, and it breaks my heart. Personalities change because marijuana changes the way you can deal with your life. You react differently knowing that there's always this simple solution, but it's no real way out, guys.
Before you start to bash me, I know this situation doesn't exist with everyone who smokes. I know one user who is successful, but he only ALLOWS himself to smoke when he has straight As. He has control and is responsible. I've met dozens and dozens of stoners and this is the only case I've been able to come across.
I'm afraid things won't change, and I'm planning on moving to Singapore where drug users are executed :)
Smokers are fake, and artists who use it are even worse than athletes on steroids. This isn't your brain, and your personality is being shaped by a plant. You're not the same person when you're consuming something that alters your mind. Think about it.